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76ers host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsPhiladelphia 76ers
16-23January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center12-25

Philadelphia will look to improve on its 12-25 record on Wednesday when they host Charlotte in NBA odds action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Bobcats will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 21-17-1 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 15-22 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Charlotte is 17-21-1 on the totals; Philadelphia is 21-15-1.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the 76ers in this one found them as -1-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 205.5 at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated 76ers and the No. 27-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 90-85 result in favor of the Bobcats.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 108-98 winner as they battled the Knicks at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York was victimized by Al Jefferson for 35 points as the Bobcats defeated the Knicks 108-98 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 102-92 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. James Anderson scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 102-92 to New York at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 102.49 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 5 at 96.64 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.43% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

A few Bobcats at 76ers trends to consider:
Charlotte is 1-8-1 SU in its last 10 games
Charlotte is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte at Orlando, Friday, January 17th
Philadelphia home to Miami, Friday, January 17th